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July 2, 2021

HRC47: Statement on disinformation

Human Rights House Foundation joins 10 other organisations in calling for Human Rights Council member states to approach disinformation with a holistic response which embraces the right to freedom of expression, including by promoting a diverse and independent media, protecting journalists and whistle-blowers, ensuring access to information held by public bodies, and investing in media and digital literacy.

July 1, 2021

HRC47: Statement on Freedom of Expression

At the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation has raised worrying trends across Eastern Europe and the Caucasus relating to disinformation and states working to actively silence civil society and dissenting views. The statement was released on the sidelines of the Interactive Dialogue under Item 3 of the Council’s 47th session agenda and in response to the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression’s report to the Council.

June 30, 2021

Media Under Attack in Belarus

Watch the full recording of the webinar “Media Under Attack in Belarus”, hosted on the sidelines of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council. Webinar organised by Human Rights House Foundation, Pen America, and the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the UN in Geneva.

June 29, 2021

Georgia must guarantee free expression & assembly of Tbilisi pride activists and supporters

Human Rights House Foundation and several Human Rights Houses call on the Georgian authorities to guarantee the human rights of Tbilisi pride activists and supporters amidst alarming threats from far-right nationalist groups against the LGBT+ community.

June 28, 2021

HRC47: Statement on Judges and Lawyers

Human Rights House Foundation has raised the situation for legal professionals in Azerbaijan and Belarus during the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The statement was released on the sidelines of the Interactive Dialogue under Item 3, and in response to the Special Rapporteur on the independence of Judges & Lawyer’s report.

June 24, 2021

Nestlé must immediately stop funding state media in Belarus

Human Rights House Foundation joins over 50 non-governmental organisations from 18 countries in calling for Nestlé to immediately stop advertising in all state-controlled Belarusian media.

June 18, 2021

As Belarus’s human rights crisis deepens, the UN Special Rapporteur for Belarus is more important than ever

In a joint statement, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) and more than 30 Belarusian and international human rights organisations call on UN Human Rights Council member States to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus during the Council’s upcoming 47th session.

June 18, 2021

Armenian authorities must support and end harassment against human rights defenders

In a joint statement led by Human Rights House Yerevan and its member organisations, Human Rights House Foundation and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee urge the Armenian authorities to end harassment against human rights defenders and protect their legitimate human rights work.

June 14, 2021

HRC47: Media Under Attack in Belarus

The human rights crisis in Belarus has intensified. At the start of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, with both Belarus and freedom of opinion and expression on the Council’s agenda, this online event will update states on the recent deterioration and identify further concrete action to protect human rights in Belarus.